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Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
are rooting for this law to fail. i will work with anybody to implement an approve this law effectively. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to know that. >> across the country in california, state republicans stooped to a new low to sabotage the law. >>> it's called cover california, and the administrators say it could set the stage for the rest of the country. >> on the left coast, the launch of the state exchange covered california wents pretty well. it reports it is signing up 2,700 people a day. that's good news for golden staters who need health insurance. bad news for republicans who are determined to undermine the affordable care act. enter connie conway. it is billed as a california resource guide and it looks like any generic health care website. it has something for everyone, if you're uninsured you can click through the ie don't have health insurance icon to find a page dominated by a calculator with the penalties imposed for not buying insurance. if you're young you can read that young adu
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
, he focused on young people whose participation is crucial to the success of the law. >> i do remember what it is like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that is what most people think. until they have something to worry about. but at that point often times it is too late. >> joining me now, senior fellow at media matters for america. eric, i think there is an interesting phenomenon where you have this twice a day, who were right about the website's problems out of the box for reasons determined by their ideological predispositions. >> and as you said, eventually time will catch up with them. because this is sort of reporting by anecdote, which is never a good way to do any kind of journalism. and the anecdote, as you reported, fell apart in about eight hours, spread to the right wing media and the main stream, the reason it jumped to the main stream is because it did fall apart so quickly. we have the republican conservative opposition to health care is basically based
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
-aged students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan and that may be the best deal for them and we've already insured three million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you're wanting to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high-quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. and, you know, there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. but what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization, you have an accident, you get an illness. and for young people to recognize that it is in their financial interests and their health interests to be able to get ongoing preventive care, to be able to get free
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
to block health care reform. they got scott brown elected. they took the law all the way to the supreme court, voted dozens of times to defund or repeal it, shut down the government for 16 days, and obama care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the site could handle only about 1,000 users at a time. >> this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. >> not only is the website functioning better, enrollment is up, too. ove
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am PST
to the united nations, or some of us -- >> just so that people were clear, it was illegal under u.s. law to meet with -- >> under u.s. law, to meet with members of the african national congress. so i had to go many times to switzerland, just to meet with anc leaders and supporters to help develop the solidarity movement, which we were mounting here in our own country. when i worked for congressman dellums, i have to say, ron dellums and bill gray, they led the fight for many, many years for sanctions to put this country on the right side of history. i remember ron introduced the sanctions bill, it must have been 12 times. and he would not waver. he kept going and kept going. finally, when president reagan vetoed it, the congress overrode that veto and put the united states on the right side of history. but still, the anc and president mandela were considered terrorists. and it wasn't until i was in south africa a few years ago that i learned of this and came back and then we started our efforts with homeland security and with the state department to get him removed from the terrorist list. and t
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
, this fresh-faced young senator from kentucky. >> i think it's now time to put a law in the books. i think it's now time to put a law on the books even if we have to do it over the prosecutes's veto. >> there are two lessons here, what's in retrospect more obvious at the time at least not to every. there are people flight who will be caught on the wrong side of history on something we are debating at this moment. there's also this. people can be persuaded. there is such thing as moral evolution. if reading ted cruz's kmint thread makes you despair for humanity, think about how remarkable it is that ted cruz, ted cruz, wrote that statement in the first place, given his place in the conservative movement and the conservative movement's place on this issue just 10 or 20 years ago. joining me now is congresswoman maxine water, democrat from california. she was a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in the u.s. and met mandela at the ceremony in 1998. congresswoman, can you walk us through that fight in 1986? how did it build to the point where this went from an issue that was being fought at the
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